The Inforrm blog yesterday reached two million hits – just over 4 years after our launch. Once again, we would like to thank all our readers and the many people who have contributed to the success of the blog over this period and particularly the large number of people who have written for the blog over the past 4 years.
We reached 500,000 hits in June 2011 and one million hits in May 2012. We have now had over 2,000 posts on the blog (searchable from our front page. The blog has over a 1,000 followers (who receive emails of each new post) and our increasingly active Twitter feed (retweeting links to new media and law stories) has over 2,000 followers. Follow us @inforrm
Our Top Twenty Posts of all time have been as follows (in descending order of popularity):
- Harassment and injunctions: Cheryl Cole – Natalie Peck
- The cases of Vanessa Perroncel and John Terry – a curious legal affair – Dominic Crossley
- Case Law: Von Hannover v Germany (No.2) – Unclear clarification and unappreciated margins – Kirsten Sjøvoll
- Case Law: ETK v News Group Newspapers “Privacy Injunctions and Children” – Edward Craven
- Social Media: How many people use Twitter and what do we think about it?
- News: Tulisa “Sex Tape”, false privacy turns into true privacy
- La Regina Nuda and Italian Privacy Law – Athalie Matthews and Giacomo Parmigiani
- Case Law: Růžový Panter, OS v Czech Republic: Anti-Corruption NGO defamation case, no violation of Article 10
- The MP and the “Super-Injunction” – rumour, myth and distortion (again)
- News: Hemming MP’s “super injunction victim” named as sex abuse fabricator
- The BBC, Lord McAlpine and Libel Law
- Anonymity, “Take That” and Reporting Privacy Injunctions
- Case Law: DFT v TFD – super injunctions, again – Mark Thomson
- Case Law: “Spiller v Joseph – the New Defence of Honest Comment” – Catherine Rhind
- Wayne Rooney’s Private Life and the Public Interest
- Case Law: Iqbal v Dean Manson, harassment by letter – Edward Craven
- Strasbourg on Privacy and Reputation Part 3: “A balance between reputation and expression?” – Hugh Tomlinson QC
- Defamation in Scotland – mostly quiet on the northern front?
- Case Law: Thornton v Telegraph Media Group, an offer of amends defence fails – Hugh Tomlinson QC
- Opinion: “Supreme Court of Canada Recognizes Limited Right to Access Government Documents” Paul Schabas and Ryder Gilliland
Finally, to repeat a point we have made many times since our launch – one of the main purposes of the Inforrm blog is to provide a forum for serious debate on media and legal issues and we repeat our invitation to anyone who is interested in a guest post (or repost) on any of the topics which we cover. Subject to the usual rules of lawfulness, decency and the avoidance of gratuitous personal attacks we accept contributions on media and legal topics from all points of view. Please let us have any suggestions by email at email@example.com.